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January 30, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Christie Brinkley seems to be defying the laws of aging and broadcasting it as she gears up for her 60th -- yes, 60th -- birthday on Sunday. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model flaunts what she's got on the latest cover of People , posing in a teal swimsuit for the mag. "Christie at 60! All her stay-young secrets" the headline reads, and the va-va-voom factor she brings to the glossy surely does the mag a few favors. "I never would would have imagined this is how I would be celebrating my 60th ... But Thank you PEOPLE Magazine for hopefully sending the message that with proper diet , exercise ,and joie de vi[vr]
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March 6, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. " But what makes this documentary on the celebrated actress and singer especially involving is that watching it calls forth another, quite different selection of descriptors as well: vulnerable, insecure, even fragile. As directed by Chiemi Karasawa, "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" is less an examination of the long career of the gifted performer with the big personality who first appeared on Broadway in 1944 than a snapshot of her as she approached her 87th birthday, still as much in love with performing as ever and wondering how long she can keep it up. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The most engaging thing about the feisty Stritch, and what any film that spent time with her couldn't help but capture, is her candid sense of humor, her willingness to say anything as long as it is the truth.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2011 | By Erica Zeitlin
"Honey, have you made the birthday card for Grandpa yet? Thursday is a big one for him — 70 years old! You'd better get a card into the mail soon or it'll arrive late. " This irritated Nate. First of all, he was extremely busy at the moment with his Game Station 2. His attention was fastened to the high-speed chase on the screen; a dozen police cars were crashing and burning and being stomped on in pursuit of a giant dragon. Second, he failed to understand the point of "snail mailing" anything, which seemed like a total waste of time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2014 | By Bob Pool
For his 100th birthday, the city planted a purple-leaf plum tree in the parkway in front of Leon Saliba's Toluca Lake home. When he turned 101, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge took him to the Cahuenga Pass and photographed him standing near a 101 Freeway sign. On his 102nd birthday, the councilman photographed Saliba standing outside of city Fire Station 102 on Burbank Boulevard on the edge of Van Nuys. This year, for the 103rd birthday celebration he invited Saliba for an anniversary photo at the corner of 103rd Street and Success Avenue near Watts.
OPINION
September 4, 2012
And now a pop quiz, in honor of the 231st birthday of the city of Los Angeles: What's the oldest building in the city? Is it Mission San Gabriel Arcangel? It's true that this is the spot from which the Pobladores set out in 1781 to establish their city (the padres had earlier built their mission near what is now Montebello but later abandoned the site as unsuitable). Each Labor Day weekend, dignitaries, descendants of the founders and other celebrants retrace those early steps as best they can by walking from the mission southwest on Mission Road, Alhambra Avenue and Valley Boulevard, past Lincoln Park, over the river and to the plaza near Olvera Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Google homepage doodle is forever changing to mark various anniversaries, holidays or great moments in history. And today, it's a tribute to "Star Trek. " It was 46 years ago Saturday that "Star Trek" first premiered on NBC. The series ran for just three seasons, to 1969. The interactive doodle reduces the "Star Trek" experience to three key moments. There's the crew assembled on the bridge of the Enterprise, the away team in the ship's transporter room, and the crew on the surface of an alien planet, complete with unpleasent alien creature and an unhappy fate for the red-shirted crewman.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2012 | By Michelle Maltais
Today is the day for "iPhone 5" -- well, iPhone's 5th, actually. It was five years ago today that the very first iPhone owners felt the addictive iGot-it rush of the hottest gadget on the planet at that time, Apple's revolutionary device.  More than just an iPod that makes calls, the iPhone's debut and success shifted the already co-dependent relationship between people and their phones to more of a symbiotic synergy, encouraging and ushering...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The place to be tonight, Jan. 9, for hot country guitar picking -- and singing -- is the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills , where British guitar ace Albert Lee is celebrating his 70th birthday with help from a lot of his friends. As one of the most expressive and technically dazzling players of the last 40 years, Lee has collaborated with plenty of country's elite musicians, and for his birthday show the onstage guest list is scheduled to include Emmylou Harris (whose celebrated Hot Band once featured Lee)
BUSINESS
November 4, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Multiply the following as quick as you can in your head: 7,686,369,774,870 x 2,465,099,745,779 = ? Got it yet? If you took longer than 28 seconds, then you missed your chance at breaking a world record held by Shakuntala Devi. The woman known as the "human computer" died in April, and Monday would have been her 84th birthday. On Monday, Google paid tribute to the woman once known as the human computer with this doodle . For more on this amazing woman, check out this Los Angeles Times profile of her from 25 years ago.  The story says of Devi:  " Devi is a sari-clad diva of numbers, a math prodigy who can calculate as fast and accurately as any hand-held contraption.
BUSINESS
August 12, 2010 | Jessica Guynn
For his 64th birthday, former President Bill Clinton has a wish . And he is turning to the Internet to ask supporters to help make it come true by giving money to help fight childhood obesity and climate change and encourage entrepreneurship and economic opportunity. He's using the "birthday wish" feature created by Berkeley-based start-up Causes . The Clinton Foundation is working with Causes to encourage supporters to use social media to take action on issues that are important to them, said Causes founder and President Joe Green.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SOCHI, Russia - Mikaela Shiffrin said she played the Olympics out in her head a thousand times before she arrived here. In reality, it was a thousand times more intense. She wrote down all the questions she thought reporters would ask and believed she had every course angle covered. But two days before Friday's race, the world's top slalom racer got a head cold. Her legs burned so intensely over the last pitch on Friday's first run she wondered if she could make the finish line.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Charles Dickens was born 202 years ago today in England. Raised mostly in London in circumstances that were alternately comfortable and difficult, Dickens rose to be one of the most-read living writers on both sides of the Atlantic  in an age when crossing the Atlantic took some doing. His books are now classics. How well do you know Dickens and his works? 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BUSINESS
February 4, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to his social network early Tuesday to look back on how his company came to be so successful. Zuckerberg, who launched the company when he was just a 19-year-old student at Harvard, said he never imagined that Facebook would be what it is now. There was a need to connect the world through one service, he said, and he and his company cared deeply about doing that. "When I reflect on the last 10 years, one question I ask myself is: Why were we the ones to build this?
BUSINESS
February 4, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook turned 10 Tuesday, and it's letting users get in on its birthday celebration with a new feature that creates personalized videos highlighting users' top content over the years. The feature is called "Look Back" and can be accessed when users go to facebook.com/lookback . That link takes users to a video created from their history on the social network. The personal movie starts by recounting when users joined with one of their first profile pictures. It continues by showing users their "first moments," meaning some of their popular early posts, followed by their most liked posts, including pictures and status updates.
NEWS
February 4, 2014 | By Laura E. Davis
Happy birthday, Facebook. You're turning 10 today, but I still remember when you were just a baby. When I could only be a part of the site with my .edu email address - and I couldn't even connect with my friends back home because their colleges didn't have access yet. Remember when you made all our status updates start with “is”? Oh, and that time you had “the” in your name. Everyone balked pretty much every time you changed your look, but most of us stayed despite our threats to go. Now so much has changed, my father is in the habit of “dadding up” my Facebook wall by liking and commenting on almost everything I post.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2014 | By David Ng
Hold your RSVPs to the Geffen Playhouse's revival of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party. " The highly anticipated production, staged by Oscar-winning director William Friedkin, has been abruptly called off only two weeks before its official opening. Leaders at the Geffen said that the production has been postponed to an unspecified future date. The cause of the postponement was the sudden departure of British actor Steven Berkoff, with accounts differing as to whether he resigned voluntarily or was effectively dismissed from the production.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Twenty-five years ago Friday, Steve Wilhite invented the GIF file format and bestowed upon the world the perfect vehicle for some of the best memes ever created. It's more than a picture but not quite a video, but so often, it's just perfect -- especially with the rise of Tumblr. But what Wilhite also did when he invented the format for CompuServe back in June 15, 1987, was begin one of the most hotly debated arguments of all (Internet) history: Is GIF pronounced like "gif" as in the first three letters of "gift" or "jif" as in the peanut butter . It's an argument that's raged across the Internet on forums , has Web pages dedicated to it and is even addressed by Wikipedia . So which is it?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Theater Critic
Whoever is ultimately at fault in the conflict between actor Steven Berkoff and director William Friedkin that led to the postponement of the Geffen Playhouse's much anticipated production of “The Birthday Party,” there's no denying that the botched handling of the situation was a loss for the Geffen, the artistic company and Los Angeles theater. I was looking forward to reencountering this early Pinter classic more than almost any other production this season. The last revival I saw was ages ago off-Broadway, the Classic Stage Company's astringent 1989 production with Jean Stapleton and David Strathairn.
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